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I installed mandrake 9.0 a few days ago. I am connected to a cable broadband service (modem connected to a NIC). Every time I start the computer i have to go to Control Center and run the wizard to detect the connection. When I reboot it's not there, and I have to run the wizard again. Any suggestions on how to make it connect on boot?
If all else fails, try running netconfig from command line. This should set everything up for you. Make sure you've got all your ISP info (primary and secondary DNS, DHCP server IP address and DHCP server name--if needed). This should get your cable modem connection working for you. Hope this helps.
Originally posted by taz76 beleive it or not, it still says that command is not found I tried it with su, I even logged on as a root just i case, but no, it's not working.
Sorry it's been so long since I've replied, but anyway, try typing, as root:
and see if it works. I don't know why it didn't work as root though. That's weird.
I would also check your /etc/modules.conf file to make sure that you've got an "alias eth0 <modulename>" line in there. Check your /etc/rc.d/rc.modules (might be called something different in Mandrake) and make sure that the line with your module's name is uncommented (no # at beginning of line). There should also be a /etc/rc.d/rc.local (again, could be a different name) in which you can add a line to activate dhcpd to have it run at boot. Dhcpd is your dhcp daemon that will try to grab an IP from your ISPs dhcp server. If I am wrong, please someone correct me here--thanks.
However, it should work in theory. Hopefully this helps.